|Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com|
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
|Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com|
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
|Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck - TED.com|
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; disability; storytelling; writing; TED2013; 2013
|Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com|
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
|Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire - TED.com|
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story - TED.com|
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person - TED.com|
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; storytelling; TEDxKC; 2012
|Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com|
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
|Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club - TED.com|
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; science; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights - TED.com|
This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and the just-released album "1983."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; music; performance; poetry; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman - TED.com|
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage at TEDxCaltech, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCaltech; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; 2010
|Jok Church: A circle of caring - TED.com|
In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; education; love; storytelling; 2007
|Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla - TED.com|
Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla -- called “the greatest geek who ever lived” -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; science; storytelling; technology; TED2012; 2012
|Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman - TED.com|
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; TEDxCaltech; 2011
|Murray Gell-Mann on beauty and truth in physics - TED.com|
Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; physics; science; storytelling; technology; 2007
|Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test - TED.com|
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; mind; prison; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... - TED.com|
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Sarah Jones: A one-woman global village - TED.com|
In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; New York; culture; humanity; humor; performance; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
|Shimon Schocken's rides of hope - TED.com|
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
|C.K. Williams' poetry of youth and age - TED.com|
Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; literature; poetry; society; storytelling; 2001
|Jonathan Harris collects stories - TED.com|
At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers', and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing "We Feel Fine."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; entertainment; global issues; happiness; software; storytelling; web; TED2007; 2007
|Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - TED.com|
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
|Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" - TED.com|
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; culture; entertainment; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger - TED.com|
Sarah Kaminsky tells the extraordinary story of her father Adolfo and his activity during World War II -- using his ingenuity and talent for forgery to save lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxParis 2010; TED; Talks; book; culture; entertainment; global issues; heroism; history; storytelling; war; 2010
|Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - TED.com|
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
|The Jill and Julia Show - TED.com|
Two TED favorites, Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney, team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; collaboration; entertainment; guitar; humor; short talk; singer; storytelling; 2007
|David Griffin on how photography connects us - TED.com|
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; culture; design; entertainment; global issues; photography; storytelling; TED2008; 2008
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists - TED.com|
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
|Deborah Scranton on her "War Tapes" - TED.com|
Filmmaker Deborah Scranton talks about and shows clips from her documentary The War Tapes, which puts cameras in the hands of soldiers fighting in Iraq.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; global issues; storytelling; technology; war; 2007
|Amy Tan on creativity - TED.com|
Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; storytelling; writing; TED2008; 2008
|E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists - TED.com|
“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. (Filmed at TEDMED.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; failure; math; science; storytelling; student; success; youth; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|George Dyson on Project Orion - TED.com|
Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; future; history; physics; rocket science; science; space; storytelling; technology; TED2002; 2002
|Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge - TED.com|
TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Asia; adventure; development; south asia; storytelling; third world; war; 2009
|Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film - TED.com|
Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; children; culture; education; film; storytelling; youth; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|James Watson on how he discovered DNA - TED.com|
Nobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; culture; genetics; history; invention; science; storytelling; technology; 2005
|Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure - TED.com|
Natasha Tsakos presents part of her one-woman, multimedia show, "Upwake." As the character Zero, she blends dream and reality with an inventive virtual world projected around her in 3D animation and electric sound.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; media; performance; performance art; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
|Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" - TED.com|
Guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays "Everybody" and "Peace on Earth" during his 2007 set at TED.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; guitar; music; peace; singer; storytelling; 2007
|Frans Lanting's lyrical nature photos - TED.com|
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; animals; art; arts; design; evolution; fish; nature; photography; storytelling; 2005
|Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan - TED.com|
Photographer Monika Bulaj shares powerful, intimate images of Afghanistan -- of home life, of ritual, of men and women. Behind the headlines, what does the world truly know about this place?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; global issues; journalism; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art - TED.com|
Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; history; memory; storytelling; video; TED2012; 2012
|Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - TED.com|
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
|Mena Trott on blogs - TED.com|
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; blog; business; communication; community; culture; design; entertainment; software; storytelling; 2006
|Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting - TED.com|
When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man … blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel "Girl With a Pearl Earring".
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; history; storytelling; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|David Holt plays mountain music - TED.com|
Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow -- and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; invention; music; storytelling; TED2004; 2004
|Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers - TED.com|
Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; mental health; storytelling; TED@London; 2012
|Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath - TED.com|
It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; storytelling; war; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Frank Warren: Half a million secrets - TED.com|
"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; memory; storytelling; TED2012; 2012